Zhong Yap

Research Interests

I am a developmental biologist passionate in understanding the complex and highly intricate control of stem cell fates. I am currently working on Planarian flatworms in the Aboobaker regeneration lab. These flatworms possess an extraordinary ability to regenerate whole bodies from tiny fragments due to the abundance of adult stem cells throughout their bodies. This remarkable trait makes Planarians highly attractive as model organisms, allowing me to interrogate the biology of adult stem cells in-vivo.